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The Future Trajectory of US CO2 Emissions: The Role of State vs. Aggregate Information

Auffhammer, Maximilian; Steinhauser, Ralf

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This paper provides comparisons of a variety of time-series methods for short-run forecasts of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, for the United States, using a recently released state-level data set from 1960-2001. We test the out-of-sample performance of univariate and multivariate forecasting models by aggregating state-level forecasts versus forecasting the aggregate directly. We find evidence that forecasting the disaggregate series and accounting for spatial effects drastically...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/33949
Source: Journal of Regional Science
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9787.2007.00499.x

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